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Jammed canon at1 slr

Hi i have been given a an at1, but it's wind on lever is jammed and the shutter won't fire. It seems a shame just to bin a solid feeling camera without giving it a sporting chance of survival. One last thing,the film rewind button is stuck in the up position....cheers for any ideas....G.

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Believe it or not, i just put a new battery in it and BINGO, back to life again....cheers G.

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Try replacing the release magnet on the bottom. This is the electro magnet which fails on this model and AE-1. You can use the electro magnet off junked AE-1 and install it on yours. Try writing to sycamera at eCrater. He may have spare parts.

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Asahi Pentax Spotmatic SP The film rewind button is fully depressed and won't pop out, and the shutter button isn't working.


if the camera is jammed for any reason, then the rewind button will not pop out. on this model it was common that the mirror cock lever at the bottom jumped. in which case the camera will jam up.

remove three screws holding the bottom cover, remove cover. in the middle of the camera is a lever that needs to be latched by pushing it forward. the camera should release and revert to normal usage.

if this is not the case then there may be something jammed in the winding or shutter gears. in which case you would have to remove the top cover and/or front covers.

Aug 10, 2013 | Canon EOS-AE-1 35mm SLR Camera

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Hi , I have a Canon AE-1 camera and I'm haviving a problem with the film advance lever . It seems to be stuck . It will not advance. Have you ever come across this problem before? Thanks ,John.


Canon AE-1 35mm SLR is a manual focus camera EOS is Canon's designation of auto focus EOS stands for Electro-Optical System. The problem you are experiencing is caused by several little things that throws the camera, wind and cocking leaver out of synchronization or simply come to the end of the roll. There is a frame counter window just to the left of the shutter release behind the shutter speed dial. Also if you have just loaded film in the camera it may not be seated correctly check by releasing the rewind button, wind the film back but not all the way and open the camera to restart the film.

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Mar 03, 2011 | Canon EOS-AE-1 35mm SLR Camera

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I am having trouble loading the film into the camera(just been given this) I am not sure if the advance lever is working, or I am doing something wrong.


Make sure a fresh battery is installed so the shutter will fire. The advance lever move smoothly after the shutter is fired.

Feb 19, 2011 | Canon AT-1 35mm Film Camera

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How do i get my advance lever to move it seems jammed


A Canon AE-1 is not an EOS camera the Canon "A" series is manual focus while EOS is auto focus. First thought In answer to the advance lever stuck or jammed I'm going to assume the camera is in serviceable condition and has not been subjected to water damage or harsh use. If we are dealing with just the advance lever then I'd say that you have over advanced the film at the last frame. I've done this myself after loading a 24 exposure and thinking I had a 36 exposure film. At the bottom of the camera there is a little pin which releases the advance lever and allows the user to rewind the film. Under normal conditions when it's time to rewind the film into the canister this pin offers little resistance to pushing in to release, however depending on how much force the advance lever has been subjected to increases the tension on this pin. Push the pin in and rewind the film.
Second thought is if you have film in the camera and it has not been used fully then it's possible that the film has already been advanced to a new frame and the shutter needs to be activated before the lever will become free and advance to the next frame.
Other problems with the Canon "A" series cameras is they have a tendency to dry out the lubrication and begin to squeak when the shutter is fired. This condition can eventually result is a shutter seizure and give the same advance lever condition.
Those are the three things that come to mind over this lever problem lets hope it's just run out of film.

Nov 20, 2010 | Canon EOS-AE-1 35mm SLR Camera

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35mm slr praktica bca shutter problem.


1) Open the top cover.
2) On the film advance gear, the shutter winding lever is attached to it.
It has screw adjustment there. Unscrew the screw ( not all the way out ) You will need to adjust the wind travel and make the length of the wind lever ( made of spring steel) shorter and tighten the screw.

Mar 06, 2010 | Photography

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Canon A-1, film advance lever and shutter release


needs repairing at a qualified shop
when was it last cleaned or serviced ?
if you think the camera is worthy, since its old how much is it worth to you vs a new one

Jun 24, 2009 | Nikon FA 35mm SLR Camera

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Pentax ME Super Shutter and Rapid Wind Button...


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it could be the rubber bumper next to the fresnel lens has become sticky. very gently ( after removing lens ) try to bring mirror down without forcing it. it should release easily.
if not, rotate the select knob off auto. open film door and check that the shutter is fully deployed, shutters should not be overlapping.
remove screws from bottom cover and remove cover, keep camera up side down so that re-wind button stays put. there is a locking lever under the take up spool ( gray ) . with a pin move lever toward film door and bring advance lever fully to the right , then let it go so it returns quickly.
the shutter should have fired. if not the camera will need to be repaired. get an estimate first as there are no new parts available.

Dec 24, 2008 | Pentax ME Super 35mm SLR Camera

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Canon AT-1 (Similar AE-1) Shutter Fires Upon Advancing Film Lever


No need to look at the schematics. It only will give you a little headache. Replace Shutter release magnet (MG#3). While winding stage the Mg#3 suppose to catch the lever and any dirt or particle may prevent it. Clean it and it shoud take care of the problem. Good Luck -James. For further assistance email, go to www.camerarepairjapan.com

Dec 20, 2008 | Canon EOS-AE-1 35mm SLR Camera

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Shutter Only Fires at 60


Remove transport/winding lever and loosen the retaining ring underneeth. Gently lift shutter speed dial and reseat it. Tighten the retaining ring and reattach winding lever. ( the shutter speed dial is not engaging the mechanism inside the camera and you need to establish proper connection ).

Aug 24, 2007 | Canon EOS-AE-1 35mm SLR Camera

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Bottom rewind button on canon ae 1


The same happened once to my A-1. If I rememeber well, button popped out again after sliding the double exposure lever under the shutter lever and then winding the shutter. Hope this helps.

Jan 25, 2007 | Canon EOS-AE-1 35mm SLR Camera

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